Silk screen - each print is unique
70 x 50 cm (image: 59,4 x 42 cm)
Signed on the back
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE HUMANITARIAN FUNDS BLOOD AGENTS, ZGRAYA AND REPAIR TOGETHER.
ABOUT THE WORK
Simeiz is a small village on the South Coast of occupied Crimea. The place known for its self-organized underground gay resort which operates since late Soviet times, though exact dates are unknown. The Swan Wing Rock is one of two places in the village which attracted visitors. The nude beach was organized at the foot of the rock. Approximately 4000 gays, lesbians and queers visited this place every year before annexation. Majority were from Ukraine, Russia and Belarus.
On every purposely damaged image you can see the gay paradise that is now threatened by the Russian occupation.
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER
Anton Shebetko (1990, Ukraine) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, in 2022. Until the 31st of August you can see his exhibition To Know Us Better at Foam.
The series shows Queer Ukrainians who moved to Europe after Russia's occupation of Crimea, the war in the East in 2014 and Russia's full invasion in 2022. The portraits and heartfelt interviews in this exhibition document their experiences and hopes for a better future.
Shebetko uses extensive research to highlight the Queer history of Ukraine and its absence in this nation's public memory. He works actively with members of the Ukrainian LGBTQ+ community who flourished as a community, despite living in a conservative Ukrainian society. Through interviews and archival research, Shebetko strives to construct a public memory and raise awareness for the national queer community.
ABOUT BUYING THIS WORK
All proceeds of this sale will go to humanitarian funds in the Ukraine.
The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy will be on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
For more information or questions about buying this print, please contact the Foam Editions team.
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